"Arsenic and Old Lace" will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday in the high school auditorium, 163 East Union Road. Admission: $7.
Fox Chapel Area
The high school student government community outreach committee is collecting toiletries to distribute to veterans at the VA Hospital in Aspinwall.
Each year, students involved with the committee decorate the hospital and visit with the veterans. This year, they also will present the veterans with stockings full of toiletries.
The committee suggests donations of shaving cream, toothpaste, toothbrushes, stick deodorant, shampoo, mouthwash that doesn't contain alcohol, hand lotion, body wash, soap, tissue, combs, playing cards, XXL T-shirts and hair brushes.
Items can be dropped off through Nov. 30 in the large box by main office in the high school, 611 Field Club Road, O'Hara.
Students and staff are accepting canned goods and nonperishable items to benefit the Allegheny Valley Association of Churches Food Bank. Items are being collected through Friday at the high school, 1500 Pacific Ave., Harrison, and through Nov. 30 at Fawn Primary Center, 5591 Ridge Road.
To assist those affected by Superstorm Sandy, the high school is accepting batteries, power cords, heavy trash bags, laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, mops, brooms, buckets, pillows, blankets, baby wipes, diapers, baby formula, canned food, dog and cat food, dry goods and nonperishable items. Monetary donations also will be accepted.
• The annual vocal version of Highlands Gives Back will feature music by Highlands alumni and the community choir in a benefit for local nonprofits at 7 p.m. Friday in the high school, 1500 Pacific Ave. Donations of cash or nonperishable food items will be accepted as admission to the concert. Proceeds will benefit the Allegheny Valley Association of Churches Food Bank, Highlands Area Meals on Wheels and the Alle-Kiski Hope Center.
The school board and the union representing support staff are scheduled to negotiate tonight on a new contract. The Mars Area Support Professionals Association represents paraprofessionals, secretaries and custodians.
The district has threatened to outsource the positions if an agreement is not reached with savings comparable to the bids received from private contractors.
The district and its teachers' union ratified a two-year contract Nov. 5.
• A financial aid information session for parents of juniors and seniors will be held at 6:30 tonight in the high school. A representative of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency will give a presentation and answer questions about loans, grants, scholarships, work-study opportunities and how eligibility is determined. Information: 724-625-1581.
"God of Carnage" will be presented at 7 p.m. today, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Saturday in the senior high school auditorium, 10375 Perry Highway, McCandless. Tickets: 724-934-7288.
• The counseling department will host a financial aid workshop for parents and their students in grades 10-12 from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the high school auditorium.
Representatives of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency will talk about college funding opportunities such as Free Application for Federal Student Aid, scholarships, grants and loans.
Kindergarten registration packets for the 2013-14 academic year are available at any North Hills elementary school, the lobby of the administration center at 135 Sixth Ave. in Ross or at www.nhsd.net.
Completed registration packets will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning April 2 by appointment. Evening appointments can be scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. April 18.
Kindergarten families should call their respective school office beginning Feb. 1 to schedule a registration appointment: Highcliff Elementary, 412-318-1582; McIntyre Elementary, 412-318-1622; Ross Elementary, 412-318-1542; West View Elementary, 412-318-1502. Appointment request forms can be found at www.nhsd.net.
Full-day kindergarten is offered from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at all four elementary schools. Children must be 5 years old by Sept. 1.
Information: 412-318-1006 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two teams were top finishers in the History Bowl competition sponsored by the Allegheny Intermediate Unit on Nov. 1 at the Heinz History Center.
A team of Quaker Valley Middle School students tied for second place, and a team of studnets from Osborne Elementary finished third in their respective division.
Quaker Valley students completed preliminary in-class competitions to qualify to attend the History Bowl. Osborne and Edgeworth each sent a team of fifth-graders.
Quaker Valley's three teams competed against students from schools throughout Allegheny County. While exploring the History Center, each team was challenged to find answers to questions, think and write creatively, and practice problem solving. Among the exhibits they explored were Clash of the Empires; Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum; Pittsburgh: A Tradition of Innovation; and Special Collections.
The middle school will present "Seussical the Musical," based on the works of Dr. Seuss, at 7 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday in the intermediate high school auditorium. Tickets: $5. Senior gold cards will be honored.
• The district will send some of its unused athletic gear to help victims of Superstorm Sandy.
School board members Monday approved the donation to a school in Ocean City, N.J.
Heather Lewis, athletic director, said she received an email through the WPIAL that the New Jersey school had lost all of its athletic gear and needed help. She did not know the name of the school district.
Ms. Lewis said she was going to assess the quality of the unused gear and send the usable items by early next week. She said they had nearly 50 sweat suits, tennis shoes and other items from the track team and at least 10 to 20 jackets and track pants from the soccer program. Most are 5 to 7 years old and in good shape, she added.
She said many of the Seneca Valley pupils are buying their own warm-up suits for sports and that has left the district with an excess of clothing and shoes.
Middle school students will present the musical, "Seussical Jr.," at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Rea Auditorium. The presentation is free and open to the public. To reserve tickets: www.sewickley.org/tickets.
The senior school in Fox Chapel has become a member school of CITYterm at the Masters School in New York.
With New York City as its classroom and laboratory, CITYterm brings together six residential faculty and 30 juniors and seniors for a semester. Students come from schools across the country and around the world to work on projects, spending three days a week in the classroom and three days in the city.